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Bernadette Scully arriving at Tullamore District Court, charged in connection with the death of 11 year-old Emily Barut in 2012

Bernadette Scully arriving at Tullamore District Court, charged in connection with the death of 11 year-old Emily Barut in 2012

Bernadette Scully arriving at Tullamore District Court, charged in connection with the death of 11 year-old Emily Barut in 2012

A woman has appeared in court charged with the murder of her 11-year-old daughter in Co Offaly in 2012.

Ms Bernadette Scully (56) of Emvale, Bachelors Walk, Tullamore appeared before a sitting of Tullamore District Court this morning.

Ms Scully - a local GP - was charged with the murder of Emily Barut at the Bachelors Walk on September 15 in 2012.

Detective Sgt Jer Glavin gave evidence of arresting Ms Scully at Bachelors Walk in Tullamore at 9.40am on Monday morning.

Det Glavin said “in response to the charge on caution Ms Scully made no reply.”

He applied to have her remanded in custody to the Dochas Centre to reappear before Tullamore District Court on Wednesday.

Solicitor Patricia Cronin said given the nature of the charge she couldn’t make an application for bail. She told Judge Catherine

Staines that an application will be made for legal aid. 

Ms Cronin asked that any necessary  medical attention be provided and she asked that her client be medically assessed.

Judge Staines recommended that Ms Scully be medically assessed.

She remanded her in custody to the Dohas Centre to reappear before Tullamore District Court on Wednesday.

Emily was found dead at her home in 2012.


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